Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood)

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GENERIC NAME: Artemisia absinthium

BRAND NAME: Wormwood

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Artemisia absinthium is shrubby plant; the flowers and leaves are used for medicine and flavoring for alcoholic drinks. Artemisia absinthium oil contains thujones which can stimulate the nervous system. Artemisia absinthium is promoted for treating digestive problems and worm infections. Individuals should consult their doctor before taking Artemisia absinthium compounds.

PRESCRIPTION: No

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Artemisia absinthium is available in liquid extract, oil, and powder forms. Artemisia absinthium is also available in certain alcoholic beverages. Concentration of Artemisia absinthium may vary from product-to-product due to multiple manufacturers producing various products.

STORAGE: Due to multiple manufacturers making different forms of Artemisia absinthium, storage requirements may vary based on individual manufacturer practices.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2014



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